Occasionally, I will be joined at the corner bus stop
by a young woman on her way to classes
at one of the nearby hospitals. Unlike many other students,
she always looks tidy. And I envy her her ability to
stand with her feet crossed at the ankles
without tipping over.
How does she do that without tipping over?
On her, the posture looks cute and feminine,
while I just look like the cow that tripped
over her own feet on the way to
setting off the great Chicago Fire.